To mark this year’s Recycle Week (21-27 September), Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company – has created a challenging quiz to test the nation’s recycling knowledge.
What are the 3 R’s of recycling? Which country has the best recycling rate? Which type of packaging emits the least greenhouse gases? Test your recycling knowledge and take the quiz here.
Since launching its pioneering plastic pallet recycling scheme 18 months ago, promising to recover and recycle all of the plastic pallets and boxes it supplies to customers, Goplasticpallets.com has recycled more than 400 tonnes of plastic waste.
Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: “When we launched our recycling scheme, we set out with the mission of helping create more sustainable supply chains by ensuring all of the plastic pallets and boxes we supply are responsibly recycled at the end of their use.
“During lockdown we expected things to ease, but we actually recycled 45 tonnes of plastic in just four months from customers used plastic pallets and boxes.
“But, with your help we can continue to recycle more!”
This statement from Jim echoes the theme of WRAP’s 17th annual Recycle Week which is ‘Thanking the nation: Together – We Recycle’. According to their latest statistics, through lockdown the UK has become even more environmentally aware, with nearly 9 in 10 households saying they ‘regularly recycle’. Furthermore, an amazing 93 per cent of UK households say they believe that ‘everyone has a responsibility to help towards cleaning up the environment.’
Peter Maddox, Director of WRAP UK, said: “It’s fantastic to see that despite everything that has been thrown at them this year, more people than ever are taking responsibility for protecting the environment by choosing to recycle. This is something we can all do, wherever we live – an individual action that, when performed by everyone, adds up to a huge change.”
To find out how you can recycle your used plastic pallets and boxes, call Goplasticpallets.com’s team of experts on +44 (0)1323 744057 or you can sign up to the scheme here: www.goplasticpallets.com/recycling